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Stress damages us and our performance. It is a real part of most manager's experience and can be said to occur when significant demands exceed perceived management…
Stress damages us and our performance. It is a real part of most manager's experience and can be said to occur when significant demands exceed perceived management responsibilities and routines. Stress can be the essence of working life, and certainly need not always be damaging to us. But when it becomes excessive, it is something unwanted.
The purpose of this chapter is to uplevel the two-by-two binary matrix of differences to a three-by-three cross-referential one, in order to inquire into the nature and movement of Spirit within us at different levels of analysis. Our design is a non-liner, post-structural inquiry. The implications of our findings include an invitation to co-explore the muddled middle area of relationship, such as Synthesis − between Thesis and Antithesis − and Breath − between Mind and Body, individually and collectively as a metaphorical set to explore Spirit as the relationship between Self and Other. The social implications reveal more possible interpretations than currently assumed, beyond the label of enemy and the erection of lines of containment, in the relational space between concepts and among people. Our essay is original, in its playful and post-modern interface of fact and fiction, mind and body, self and other, and spirit and breath.
This chapter starts from the assertion that leading is a physically demanding activity. The challenges associated with it arise from at least three sources: as a response…
This chapter starts from the assertion that leading is a physically demanding activity. The challenges associated with it arise from at least three sources: as a response to ambiguous ‘wicked’ problems taking the lead necessitates moving into unknown situations; followers’ projections and the leader’s conscious or unconscious desire to fulfil them create psychological and emotional pressure and leaders often work in isolation. These realities of leading create physical stress that can result in disrupted sleep, digestive ailments and over-reliance on food and alcohol for short-term relief. Conscious breathing is introduced as a way of mitigating these physical effects. Such breathing can halt the vicious cycle of feeling stressed because one is breathing shallowly and breathing shallowly because of feeling stressed. Additionally, it can reduce the sense of time pressure by introducing an experience of greater spaciousness and provide a means whereby the leader can access her or his ‘best self’ in meeting the demands of the role. The ideas are illustrated through a case study of a senior executive who successfully used conscious breathing practices to transform the way in which he led his team.
Using a portable breath carbon monoxide analyser, breath carbonmonoxide (CO) of non‐smoking police motorcyclists in central London wasfound to be consistently elevated in…
Using a portable breath carbon monoxide analyser, breath carbon monoxide (CO) of non‐smoking police motorcyclists in central London was found to be consistently elevated in comparison to non‐smoking pedestrians. Although the highest levels were found among smokers, some of the non‐smoking policemen had similar levels to their smoking colleagues. The highest levels among non‐smoking police personnel were found in a group of car mechanics working in a partially enclosed garage. Among the non‐smoking police motorcyclists the highest levels were seen on the day with the highest maximum average hourly ambient CO, the lowest wind speed and the highest air temperature. We conclude that occupational exposure to exhaust fumes leads to elevated levels of breath CO.
The purpose of this paper is to arrange zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires into an appropriate position on electrodes and to research the properties of ZnO nanowires.
In this paper, dielectrophoresis (DEP) was used to fabricate ZnO nanowire devices, and the responses to temperature, ultraviolet (UV) light and breath of the device were studied.
The number of the bridged nanowires is increased with alternating current voltage. ZnO nanowires demonstrate a good photoconductivity illuminated by 365-nm UV light, and show a stable performance in monitoring unnatural breath of high frequency and low strength.
In this paper, DEP is a promising method for controllable assembly of ZnO nanowires. ZnO nanowires demonstrate a good response to 365-nm UV light and exhaled breath, which show great potential application in UV detector and medical monitor.
This paper aims to compare the prognostic and visualisation capabilities of all the three simulation paradigms to identify their suitability and rigor in eliminating…
This paper aims to compare the prognostic and visualisation capabilities of all the three simulation paradigms to identify their suitability and rigor in eliminating weaknesses and bottlenecks in a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) project.
The paper uses an light-emitting diode (LED) factory as a business case to show the differences and advantages of using three different simulation techniques to solve a manufacturing problem.
Even though this is only one business case that shows how system dynamics (SD) can be effective in a Six Sigma manufacturing project, more examples are needed to validate this hypothesis within Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing fields. Even though, discrete-events (DE) and agent-based (AB) models are both equally well suited to develop the manufacturing processes and the choice of what to use may be arbitrarily dependent on the available software or the preference of the modeller, hybrid models seem to become extremely powerful. Therefore, more hybrid models need to be constructed within LSS (especially when a flowchart and a SIPOC ((Suppliers, Inputs, Process, Outputs and Customers) table are combined to develop a hybrid model) to achieve the most accurate results with accurate representation of reality.
There are three commonly used simulation techniques, DE, AB and SD, but choosing the right simulation methodology has often been a challenge.